How to Temporarily Disable Webroot?

Steps for Temporarily Disable Webroot

  • Webroot SecureAnywhere is antivirus software that can protect all your data from theft.
  • The features of the Webroot SecureAnywhere software are listed below.
  • Identity and privacy shields
  • Anti-phishing technology
  • Offline protection
  • Secure browsing
  • Stops viruses & malware
  • Blocks dangerous websites
Temporarily Disable Webroot

To install any third-party application/program on your computer, you must disable the Webroot SecureAnywhere software temporarily. By doing so, this software will no more protect the computer from viruses and malware.

If you want temporarily Disable Webroot SecureAnywhere software, carry out the step-by-step instructions given on this web page.

  • Go to the computer, navigate to the system tray, and search for the Webroot SecureAnywhere icon.
  • After you right-click the Webroot SecureAnywhere icon, choose the Shut Down Protection option.
  • If a confirmation prompt message dialog box displays on the screen, select the Yes option.
  • This will disable the Webroot SecureAnywhere software on the computer.
  • You can enable this antivirus software at any time.

If this method does not disable the Webroot SecureAnywhere software, refer to the guidelines mentioned below.

  • Open the main interface of the Webroot SecureAnywhere software by double-clicking its icon.
  • Go to the Advanced Settings section, select the Install Settings option on the left panel, and checkmark the box next to the ‘Allow SecureAnywhere to be shut down manually’ option.
  • Also, select the checkbox beside the ‘Show a system tray icon’ option.
  • Check if the Webroot SecureAnywhere software is disabled.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Software

Disabling the antivirus feature on the Webroot SecureAnywhere software

  • To temporarily Disable Webroot SecureAnywhere software and firewall, click the Advanced Settings button after you launch the main interface of the Webroot SecureAnywhere software.
  • Go to the PC Security section and turn off the toggle next to the Realtime Shield and Firewall options.

Restarting the Webroot SecureAnywhere software

  • If you want to restart this software, navigate to the Start menu and click the All Programs option.
  • Select the Webroot SecureAnywhere option twice.


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